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New Hanover Co. hires new environmental management director

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New Hanover County has hired a new Environmental Management Director. Joe Suleyman will have to hit the ground running, as County Commissioners gave the go-ahead this week for staff to negotiate a contract with Covanta Energy to restart the old WASTEC incinerator. Full story...
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Commissioners to negotiate renovation of trash incinerator

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After a work session and public hearing, the board unanimously voted to negotiate the terms with Covanta Energy, a company that was selected by New Hanover County to potentially operate the Sustainable Energy Facilty, what used to be known as WASTEC. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners talk budget, look to renovate office building, discuss WASTEC

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video New Hanover County Commissioners talked budget today. Commission Chair Ted Davis says the board is trying to put together a budget that will use the revenue neutral tax rate this year and next year. Full story...
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WASTEC, workers wait to find out what's next

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video New Hanover County is down in the dumps after shutting down its WASTEC facility. Last night county commissioners voted to shut down the trash incinerator after a review of the facility revealed that it was in horrible shape. Full story...
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Commissioners vote to shut down WASTEC

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New Hanover County Commissioners made a big decision about the future of the county's trash during their meeting last night. Full story...
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Collected drugs go up in smoke

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Thousands of pounds of medications are off the street for good. The final step of Operation Medicine Drop took place today at the WASTEC facility in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Preliminary autopsy results in for Berry Carter

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There is an update Friday on the man found dead early Thursday at the WASTEC trash facility. Full story...
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Body found in trash

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videoThe driver of a Waste Management trash truck was dropping off his early morning load at the WASTEC pit and noticed an abnormal sound upon dumping the load. Full story...
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